Labor’s rhetoric vs. reality

By Richard Berman, The Detroit News

Last week’s Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC struck down federal limits on the total amount individuals can contribute to combinations of federal candidates and parties during a two-year election cycle.

AFL-CIO’s Trumka: What He Wants to Hear From Obama

By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he’ll be listening closely to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 28, and this is what he wants to hear: A big push for “a comprehensive strategy to invest in infrastructure and energy innovation.”

Richard Trumka: ‘Populism works’ in 2014

By Jose Delreal, Politico

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Thursday said the Democratic Party should push a populist message ahead of the 2014 election, calling the next election an opportunity to win back seats in the House.

Not your father’s AFL-CIO

By David Keene, The Wall Street Journal

Back in 1993, Hillary and Bill Clinton had decided what the American people wanted and needed was a major redo of the most successful health care system in the world and that they were just the duo to give it to us. The result was Hillarycare and a massive lobbying campaign to get Congress to accept it. The usual Democratic allies entered the fray, including that most reliable of Democratic allies, organized labor.

AFL-CIO nearing formal criticism of ObamaCare

By By Kevin Bogardus, The Hill

Unions, after a contentious and difficult process, are on the cusp of issuing formal criticism of ObamaCare at the AFL-CIO convention.

Unions, after a contentious and difficult process, are on the cusp of issuing formal criticism of ObamaCare at the AFL-CIO convention.

Big Labor boss admits ObamaCare causing businesses to cut hours

By Jason Pye, United Liberty

Fresh off admitting that ObamaCare “still needs to be tweaked,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took note of the damage being done to workers as businesses have been forced to cut hours due to ObamaCare during a recent interview with David Shuster of al-Jazeera America: